Josh Taylor is not taking any chances. As his WBO junior welterweight world title fight against Teofimo Lopez on June 10th on ESPN will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, Taylor doesn't want to leave much to chance.
Feeling a bit squirrely with the scores turned in for his fight against Jose Ramirez, or maybe a bit of gamesmanship. Taylor is requesting that not all of the judges be from the United States.
Yet, despite wanting judges from different regions, Taylor's decision was not based on Devin Haney versus Vasiliy Lomachenko. Taylor viewed that as a close and competitive bout that could've gone either way and saw no reason for the outcry.
“Having seen that fight, I don’t know what all the huge fuss is about, the Lomachenko fight,” said Taylor to Idec of BoxingScene.com. “I think it was a fight that could’ve gone either way.”
This will be Taylor's first fight since February 2022.